Today, Catherine Tait, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, announced the appointment of Claude Galipeau as Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development.
Mr. Galipeau is currently Chief Revenue Officer for the Torstar Corporation. Previously, he has held senior leadership positions with Yahoo, Syncapse, Rogers Media and Astral Media.
“I have asked Claude to take on this role because of his deep media and digital experience, his business savvy and his keen strategic insight”, said Ms. Tait. “At a time when our biggest competitors are powerful global digital companies, we need to be partnering with other broadcasters and news organizations, as well as culture groups, creators and international players to ensure a place for Canadian culture here and around the world. Claude will ensure we are positioned to do just that.”
“This is a very interesting time for media organizations here in Canada and around the world,” said Mr. Galipeau. “I’m thrilled to be joining CBC/Radio-Canada at a time when public broadcasting matters more than ever, and when the Corporation is working on so many exciting projects and opportunities. Canadians demand a lot of their public broadcaster and I think it has a lot to give, not just in our own country, but around the world.”
Mr. Galipeau will be based in Toronto and will be joining the public broadcaster effective January 7, 2019.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.